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Extension cord starts fire at home in Warren

WARREN -- Fire damaged the attic of a city house Monday evening, authorities said. The Warren Fire

Summary of police activity in Austintown:

Summary of police activity in Austintown: Aug. 15 Theft: A Pepsi machine was entered at Carl's

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To register: Call (888) 382-1222 or go to the Web site For TTY, call (866) 290-

STAGE REVIEW 'Lovers' is red hot with laughs in New Castle

The four-person cast makes the show a real hoot. By L. CROW VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT NEW

Officials await results of inmate's autopsy

MERCER, Pa. -- Autopsy results are pending in the death of a Mercer County Jail inmate at the


CASEY HAVILAND JOHN CRESPY XNEW MIDDLETOWN -- The wedding of Casey Marie Haviland, 888 Burkey


Agenda WEDNESDAY Girard City Board of Health, 7 p.m., Council Chambers, City Building.

Kids' fishing derby features other attractions

WARREN -- A "Reelin' by the River" fishing derby for children ages 6-12 will be from 4 to 7 p.m.

Man faces trial date on weapon charge

WARREN -- A Feb. 6, 2006, trial date is set for a Warren man charged with showing up at the Howland

NEW DVDS With film, documentarian sets sights on Wal-Mart

Robert Greenwald's DVD projects have sold thousands of copies. LOS ANGELES TIMES HOLLYWOOD --


DETAILS Facts & amp; figures The union that represents 380 faculty members voted to go on

& lt;B & gt;AMICONE, & lt;/B & gt; Eleanor M., 74, of Hubbard; no

& lt;B & gt;AMICONE, & lt;/B & gt; Eleanor M., 74, of Hubbard; no calling hours;

Former pupils gather at Schoolhouse reunion

By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER NEGLEY -- Bob Whitacre married the girl next door. It

Autumn wedding for Miss Lambert and Mr. Atkinson

XThe engagement of Casey Lambert and Michael Atkinson, both of 9503 Pinegrove Ave., Parma, is being

Series offers 'Hildegard' performance

YOUNGSTOWN -- "Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather on the Breath of God," portrayed by Damaris Peters

MIDDLE EAST Residents are last group to leave Gaza

WASHINGTON POST NETZARIM, Gaza Strip -- After the final prayer service inside a Gaza synagogue,

After 2 B & amp;B shows are called off, others will go on as scheduled

BOARDMAN -- Upcoming concerts at B & amp;B Backstage will proceed as scheduled, the outdoor

DALE McFEATTERS More mall for more monuments

Opinion: With the opening of the American Indian museum and the dedication of the World War II memorial last

DAN K. THOMASSON Bush caves in on outlandish spending

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- One of the benefits of not having to worry about re-election is that presidents in

Plaintiff files motion to overturn verdict

YOUNGSTOWN -- A plaintiff who unsuccessfully sued a Youngstown teacher and the school district for

IRAQ Draft of constitution delivered

Sunnis say they will vote against the document if their needs are not met. KNIGHT RIDDER

XThe 9th annual Northside Reunion Committee Scholarship Fund Weekend will begin Sept. 2 at the

XThe 9th annual Northside Reunion Committee Scholarship Fund Weekend will begin Sept. 2 at the

Man pleads guilty to reduced charges

The plea deal calls for 18 months in prison. By ROGER G. SMITH VINDICATOR COURTHOUSE REPORTER

SOCIAL SECURITY Group will observe anniversary Thursday

The group favors guaranteed benefits. WARREN -- A local activist organization will conduct belated

California steps forward

Opinion: Washington Post: The recent decision by the California Supreme Court to restore a ballot measure to

HOW HE SEES IT Social Security needs new thinking

Opinion: By BOB DOLE KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE Seventy years ago this month, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor-permit transfers and applications

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor-permit transfers and applications

St. Elizabeth Health Center

St. Elizabeth Health Center Anna Marie Frazzini and Jared Clark, Poland, boy, Aug. 20. Misty

Test results on dump's effect to be shown

WARREN -- Federal environmental officials will announce preliminary results tonight of their study

Man to be arraigned in chase and standoff

Police say they found a cache of rifles and handguns in Thomas Butcher's home. By KANTELE FRANKO

SCHOOLS Howland working to fix rating

The superintendent has identified 200 pupils who need intervention. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR

PREP SOCCER Singleton's penalty kick gives Spartans 1-0 victory

Senior Erin Gilmour had two goals in Howland's 6-0 win over Fitch. NILES -- Barrett Singleton made

Attack the root causes of terrorism

Opinion: By JOHN B. QUIGLEY KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Difficult times produce extreme

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2005. There are 130 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Tuesday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2005. There are 130 days left in the year. On this date

TRIAL Man, 47, convicted of raping children using threats

The defense lawyer said the youths' testimony was unlike anything he had heard. By ROGER G. SMITH


MEGAN CORBETT JASPER KOEHN XWESTERVILLE -- Lakes Country Club was the setting at 5:30 p.m. July 17

Israeli, Arab musicians perform to SRO crowd

Israeli, Arab musicians perform to SRO crowd RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Conductor Daniel Barenboim


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 0-7-8 Pick 4, 5-0-7-2 Rolling Cash 5, 2-6-7-10-17 Day

& lt;B & gt;ALLEN, & lt;/B & gt;Hubert W., 98, of Elyria;

& lt;B & gt;ALLEN, & lt;/B & gt;Hubert W., 98, of Elyria; visitation Thursday from

Scrappers send five to first 'star game

Mahoning Valley sent the most players of any AL affiliates to Brooklyn. By BILL SULLIVAN

EAST SIDE Bar security job leads to cop-posing charge

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Petersburg man wearing a constable uniform and sidearm inside an East Side bar has

HOW THEY SEE IT \ Ethnic profiling PC should not trump security

Opinion: By RACHEL EHRENFELD KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE WASHINGTON -- As long as political correctness trumps

Union approves vote of 'no confidence'

Dr. Sweet said he was unaware of any uncooperative behavior by the negotiating team. By HAROLD


HEATHER PENNELL MICHAEL DEPP XMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- United in marriage during a 7:30 p.m. ceremony

Reunion in Negley

Reunion in Negley k ESTHER Falkner Gillham, above, hugs her brother Harry Falkner during a one-

TELEMARKETING Urban legend and fact create confusion for Do Not Call list

Calls to wireless numbers via automated dialing systems are prohibited. By DEBORA SHAULIS

Should public take charges by Costanzo seriously?

Opinion: Should public take charges by Costanzo seriously? EDITOR: This is in response to your

Time sought for DNA test in wife-slaying case

WARREN -- DNA evidence is the latest obstacle holding up the case against David Jenkins of Warren,

Champion school board places renewal levy on November ballot

CHAMPION -- The Champion school board approved placing a 8.10-mill, five-year renewal levy on the

TRUMBULL COUNTY Time running out to pick One Stop site

The group earlier recommended sites near the Niles-Warren border and the Village Center in Niles.

FLORIDA STRAITS Coast Guard searches for missing Cubans

A helicopter found a capsized boat Monday. SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. --

'MADDEN NFL '06' 2 selling points highlight game

Quarterback vision control and NFL superstar mode will help sell the game. By VICTOR GODINEZ

WESTERN PA. No opening date for new county jail

Workers are to be out of the building by month's end. By MARY GRZEBIENIAK VINDICATOR

Status of levy for fire, EMS gets changed

A 1-mill police levy also will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield Township

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Harvard's stem-cell success likely to affect efforts to lift restrictions

Embryonic stem cells can grow into any type of cell or tissue that could save lives. WASHINGTON

Intruder reported

Intruder reported BOARDMAN -- The resident of a New England Boulevard home confronted a burglar

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY Faculty rejects pact, strikes

Negotiations between YSU and its nonfaculty union didn't go well either. By DAVID SKOLNICK and

YSU FOOTBALL Joe Bishop earns punting role

The team's placekicker hasn't been decided yet. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

U.S. Open tennis favorite

U.S. Open tennis favorite Roger Federer reckons that it wouldn't take much to prevent him from


MELISSA RUPNIK CHRISTOPHER CRAMER XYOUNGSTOWN -- The wedding of Melissa A. Rupnik of Canfield and

"That old boy can go."

Opinion: "That old boy can go." Lance Armstrong Seven-time Tour de France winner, on his two-hour bike

U.S., Afghan soldiers kill 40 suspected rebels

U.S., Afghan soldiers kill 40 suspected rebels KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. and Afghan troops

Shannan Pence, Brian Dinger to wed in 2006

XBERLIN CENTER -- Michael and Sheila Pence, 4825 Weaver Road, are announcing the engagement of their

Trial date is set in purchasing probe

WARREN -- A Sept. 19 trial date is set for Terry G. Maiorana, a businessman charged in the Trumbull

Associated Press

Associated Press PRAYER TIME: Palestinians pray next to Palestinian flags in front of the Jewish

Officials seek 2 days of reduced water usage

LEETONIA -- Village officials are asking water customers to conserve water Wednesday and Thursday.

Unmetered water use concerns law official

If the water issue is pursued, the law director says law enforcement may be involved. By TIM

2 receive prizes in poetry event

YOUNGSTOWN -- Elizabeth Crowll of Poland was the winner of the 2005 Pig Iron Poetry Slam Aug. 17 at


Inside St. Louis' Mark Mulder beat the Pirates for the fifth time in as many career starts Monday,


SHANNON GREATHOUSE JOSEPH MORABITO XCAMBRIDGE -- Nuptial vows were exchanged by Shannon N.

REDEVELOPMENT Revival in Warren to begin with downtown

The city's residents are planning the downtown's future. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR

Ideas aim to help pupils do better on state tests

By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER BOARDMAN -- Some possible ways to help pupils improve

Christie Ryder, Joseph Ascione to wed in Hawaii

XCHICAGO -- Plans for their autumn wedding are being revealed by Christie Ryder and Joseph A.

Surplus food

Surplus food Grace Lutheran Food Pantry, Grant and Walnut Streets, East Palestine, 9:30 to 11

Man accused of cheating woman out of nearly $2,000 is arraigned

AUSTINTOWN -- A man suspected of posing as an electric company employee and bilking a 90-year-old

Family Fun Day set

Family Fun Day set Richard Brown United Methodist Church, Elm Street and Woodbine Avenue,

CYPRIOT AIRLINER CRASH Report: Flight attendant tried to regain control

Cabin pressure loss and oxygen deprivation likely caused passengers and crew to lose consciousness.

Pharmacy can print out information

Dear Heloise: I recently read the hint from a reader in Ohio about writing the purpose for her

CONVENTION SPEECH We'll win war on terror, Bush tells veterans group

The president is trying to stop the decline in support for the war in Iraq. KNIGHT RIDDER